Offbeat Travel Destinations in Bangladesh That You Are Missing Out On

Bangladesh is one of the less touristy destinations in the World according to a survey done by the World Bank. It is a hidden gem in Asia, sharing its border with India and Myanmar. With less crowd of tourists, there are no tourism-related scams, relatively less transport cost and locals warm-heartedly welcome foreigners into their land.

I have made a list of offbeat destinations in Bangladesh besides Sundarbans, Dhaka and Cox’s Bazaar that you shouldn’t miss. These places will provide you experiences which are off the beaten tracks and are less crowded. You can easily fly to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and travel to each of these spots either in local buses, cabs or trains.

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Why I Miss the City of Joy: Kolkata

I had moved out of my hometown of Kolkata during my college days and once I graduated, I went on to live in Bangalore city due to my work. Even though I visit my family in Kolkata every year, I must admit, there are certain things about the city that I dearly miss. Here is why I miss Kolkata: The City of Joy while living far away from it. It’s my list of things that I believe many others like me miss about Kolkata too.

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4 Restaurants that You Shouldn’t Miss on Your Next Trip to Bali

Bali is an incredible country. One mention of it conjures up a gallery of incredible images – stunning sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, lush tropical jungles and terraced rice fields.

The word itself is the definition of exotic and has long been associated with a place that can re-energize the body and mind, fire up the spirit and feed the soul. And while Bali was once simply about the incredible people, the warm smiles, the beaches, the bars and the historic temples, these days it is so much more.

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A Guide to Spend an Incredible Summer in Italy

Going on a holiday can be thrilling but planning the perfect itinerary before leaving the house can be hectic. To add to everything else, the timing of your trip is an important factor.

People usually tend to make a trip when they have a few days off from work – sounds obvious, right? But if you live in a country with different holiday/peak seasons compared to your destination, then you should carefully evaluate the timing.

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Exploring the Food Streets of Fraser Town in Bangalore: Iftar Special

On this day when the entire city is rejoicing Eid-ul-Fitar with friends and family, I am sharing a few photos from my recent food walk on the fuming streets of Fraser Town in the form of a photo blog.

Fraser Town, for those who are not familiar with, is one of the hot spots in Bangalore, famous for its huge spread of Iftari food during the holy month of Ramzan. People from all around the city irrespective of their caste, will come here for some delicious food, great Suleimani chai and some good old adda. (Bengali’s version of a gathering to usually chit chat).

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A Review of Forest Hills Farm & Guest House – An Ideal Place to Reconnect with Nature

Recently I shared my experience of an amazing road trip to Masinagudi, through the scenic forest areas of Bandipur and Mudumalai, during which we spent a night at the Forest Hills Farm and Guest House before coming back to Bangalore. This is one such place where you would be happy to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature.

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A Road Trip to Masinagudi – A Much Needed Respite From City Life

I have been craving a weekend getaway for a while now and when talks of a trip to Masinagudi was brewing, I knew that I had to go.

Deriving its name from the famous Masani Ammam temple located in the hilly terrains of the city, Masinagudi is a small hill station in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu and one of the five regions in Mudumalai National Park. Due to its proximity to Ooty (roughly 30 km), Masinagudi is widely visited by tourists of all kinds.

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